Great Blue Heron, often seen standing at this spot at Glendale Recharge Ponds.

May I add here – I meet people there who feel that SRP should be providing benches and even shade for the birders and photographers. These six ponds, managed by SRP, receive water from municipalities to store in the underground aquifer. SRP manages this very well, for the purpose it’s made, and welcome observers and birders and photographers. But we take it as it is, nice paths, but no shade, no benches, etc. Gilbert Riparian Area and other places do provide more amenities.